I know they say that writers’ block does not exist, but how do you explain the moments when no matter what you want to say, it never comes out right or you just can’t find the words? I’m not one to just write out whatever comes to mind as suggested. If that were the case, I’d have a piece of paper full of scribbles illustrating the frustration I’m experiencing from the tiring fight within my mind as I try to write.
It has been a while since I last posted on this account. I even had to reset my password (I know, it’s sad).
Anyway, I am currently excited because I have two stories that will be published in the literary magazine at my school. My instructor informed me that it will be complete soon. Words cannot express the giddiness bubbling up inside of me as time goes by until I officially get to see my name in print for all to see.
On top of that, there was a third story that did not make it, which I am actually okay with, that my instructor was a little confused with. However, he said that it was still well-written and that I write beautifully. Besides, two (and even one!) are better than none!
I mean, it’s only for my campus’ magazine, but you’ve gotta start somewhere, right?
By Miranda Jane
- They are aware of the world around them—the sounds, faces, colors, and smells.
- They take joy in simplicity. A hot cup of tea, a sunny morning, or a smile from a stranger.
- They remember that when they feel “blocked” in life or writing that this really is an opportunity to pause and think.
- They know love is the point of it all. If you aren’t doing it for love, why are you doing it in the first place?
- They take baby steps toward speaking from their heart. They know nothing happens overnight.
- They are not afraid to make mistakes when trying to speak from the heart—they know nothing is ever permanent. Life constantly shifts. Writing can be revised and edited.
- They let themselves feel whatever they are feeling and capture it in writing.
- They don’t shy away from the truth, even if it seems black and ugly. They know that the truth can be liberating.
- They use memories as inspiration. They stumble through their past for moments that speak to them.
- They remember that speaking from their heart is brave, that writing is brave, and that they are brave.